1.
Which one of the five is least like the other four? BEAR - SNAKE - COW - DOG - TIGER
Correct Answer
A. Bear
Explanation
The word "Bear" is least like the other four because it is the only animal that is not a carnivore. The other four animals, lion, wolf, dog, and tiger, are all carnivores, whereas bears are omnivores.
2.
If you rearrange the letters "BARBIT", you would have the name of a:
OCEAN - COUNTRY - STATE - CITY - ANIMAL
Correct Answer
E. Animal
Explanation
By rearranging the letters "BARBIT", we can form the word "RABBIT". However, none of the given options match the word "RABBIT". Therefore, the correct answer cannot be determined from the given options.
3.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
POTATO - CORN - APPLE - CARROT - BEAN
Correct Answer
A. Potato
Explanation
The correct answer is Potato because it is the only one that is not a type of vegetable. The other four options (Corn, Apple, Carrot, and Bean) are all types of vegetables, while Potato is a tuber.
4.
John, twelve years old, is three times as old as his brother. How old will John be when he is twice as old as his brother?
15 - 16 - 18 - 20 - 21
Correct Answer
C. 18
Explanation
John is currently 12 years old and three times as old as his brother, who is 12/3 = 4 years old. In order for John to be twice as old as his brother, his brother would need to be half of John's age, which is 12/2 = 6 years old. Since John is currently 12 years old, he would need to wait 6 more years to be twice as old as his brother. Therefore, John will be 12 + 6 = 18 years old when he is twice as old as his brother.
5.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison?
Brother is to sister as niece is to:
MOTHER-DAUGHTER - AUNT - UNCLE - NEPHEW
Correct Answer
A. Mother
Explanation
The relationship between brother and sister is a sibling relationship, and the relationship between niece and mother is also a sibling relationship. Therefore, the best comparison would be mother.
6.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison?
Milk is to glass as letter is to:
STAMP - PEN - ENVELOPE - BOOK - MAIL
Correct Answer
A. Stamp
Explanation
The best comparison in this analogy is between milk and glass, as milk is often served in a glass. Similarly, a letter is often affixed to an envelope using a stamp. The other options, such as pen, book, and mail, do not have a direct or strong association with a letter.
7.
Which one of the five choices makes the best comparison?
LIVE is to EVIL as 5232 is to:
(A) 2523 (B) 3252 (C) 2325 (D) 3225 (E) 5223
Correct Answer
A. 2523
Explanation
The correct answer is 2523. In the given analogy, the word "LIVE" is spelled backwards to form "EVIL". Similarly, the number 5232 is spelled backwards to form 2523.
8.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison?
Tree is to ground as chimney is to:
SMOKE - BRICK - SKY - GARAGE - HOUSE
Correct Answer
A. Smoke
Explanation
The best comparison is "Tree is to ground" because a tree is typically found rooted in the ground. Similarly, a chimney is typically associated with smoke, as it releases smoke into the air.
9.
Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?
9 - 7 - 8 - 6 - 7 - 5 - 6 - 3
Correct Answer
A. 9
Explanation
In the given series, all the numbers except 9 are in pairs. The pattern is that the first number decreases by 2, then the second number decreases by 1, and this pattern continues. However, the number 9 does not have a pair and does not follow the pattern. Therefore, 9 does not belong in the series.
10.
Which one of the four is least like the other four?
TOUCH - TASTE - HEAR - SMILE - SEE
Correct Answer
A. Touch
Explanation
The word "Touch" is least like the other four because "Touch" is the only sense that involves physical contact with an object or person, while the other four senses (Taste, Hear, Smile, See) do not require physical contact.
11.
Jack is taller than Peter, and Bill is shorter than Jack.
Which of the following statements would be most accurate?
(A) Bill is taller than Peter.
(B) Bill is shorter than Peter.
(C) Bill is as tall as Peter.
(D) It is impossible to tell whether Bill or Peter is taller.
Correct Answer
A. A
Explanation
The given information states that Jack is taller than Peter and Bill is shorter than Jack. Therefore, it can be inferred that Bill is taller than Peter.
12.
Which one the five is least like the other four?
STOCKING - DRESS - SHOE - PURSE - HAT
Correct Answer
A. Stocking
Explanation
The correct answer is "Stocking" because it is the only item that is worn on the feet, while the other four items (Dress, Shoe, Purse, Hat) are worn on different parts of the body.
13.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison?
CAACCAC is to 3113313 as CACAACAC is to:
(A) 13133131 (B) 13133313 (C) 31311131 (D) 31311313 (E) 31313113
Correct Answer
A. A
Explanation
The pattern in the given sequence is that every group of two letters in the first sequence is repeated in the same order in the second sequence, but with the letters reversed. In the first sequence, CA is repeated as AC, AC is repeated as CA, and CC is repeated as CC. Following this pattern, in the second sequence, CA is repeated as AC, CA is repeated as AC, AC is repeated as CA, and CC is repeated as CC. Therefore, the correct answer is A, 13133131, as it follows the same pattern of repeating groups of two letters with the letters reversed.
14.
If you rearrange the letters "RAPIS", you would have the name of a:
OCEAN - COUNTRY - STATE - CITY - ANIMAL
Correct Answer
D. City
Explanation
When you rearrange the letters "RAPIS," you can form the name of the city "PARIS." Each letter is used to create the name of a city, and in this case, the arrangement results in the well-known city name "PARIS."
15.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison?
Bullet is to gun as ball is to:
BAT - SLINGSHOT - CANNON - PITCHER - CATAPULT
Correct Answer
A. Bat
Explanation
The best comparison in this analogy is between a bullet and a bat. Both a bullet and a bat are objects that are used in conjunction with another object for a specific purpose. A bullet is used with a gun, and a bat is used with a ball. The other options, such as slingshot, cannon, pitcher, and catapult, do not fit the analogy as well because they do not have the same direct relationship as a bullet and a bat do.
16.
The price of an article was cut 20% for a sale. By what percent must the item be increased to again sell the article at the original price?
15% - 20% - 25% - 30% - 40%
Correct Answer
C. 25%
Explanation
If the price of an article is cut by 20% for a sale, it means the article is being sold for 80% of its original price. To sell the article at the original price again, the price must be increased by 20% of the original price (which is 100%). Therefore, the item must be increased by 25% to sell the article at the original price.
17.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
COPPER - IRON - BRASS - TIN - LEAD
Correct Answer
A. Copper
Explanation
The correct answer is Copper because it is the only one that is not a metal. Iron, brass, tin, and lead are all metals, whereas copper is a metalloid.
18.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
BOTTLE - CUP - TUB - FUNNEL - BOWL
Correct Answer
A. Bottle
Explanation
All the given options are containers except for "Bottle". A bottle is a specific type of container that is typically used to hold liquids, while the other options (cup, tub, funnel, and bowl) can also be used for holding solids or other items. Therefore, "Bottle" is least like the other four options.
19.
Mary had a number of cookies. After eating one, she gave half the remainer to her sister. After eating another cookie, she gave half of what was left to her brother. Mary now had only five cookies left. How many cookies did she start with?
11 - 22 - 23 - 45 - 46
Correct Answer
A. 11
Explanation
Mary started with 11 cookies. After eating one, she had 10 cookies left. She gave half of the remaining 10 cookies (5 cookies) to her sister, leaving her with 5 cookies. Then, she ate another cookie, leaving her with 4 cookies. She gave half of the remaining 4 cookies (2 cookies) to her brother, leaving her with 2 cookies. Finally, she ate one more cookie, leaving her with 1 cookie. Therefore, Mary started with 11 cookies.
20.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
WHEAT - HAY - BARLEY - OATS - RICE
Correct Answer
A. Wheat
Explanation
The other four options (hay, barley, oats, rice) are all types of grasses or grains, whereas wheat is a type of cereal grain. Therefore, wheat is least like the other four options.
21.
Which one of the numbers does not belong is the following series?
2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 - 30
Correct Answer
A. Three
Explanation
The numbers in the given series follow a pattern of alternating between adding and subtracting 1, then multiplying by 2. Starting with 2, we subtract 1 to get 1, then multiply by 2 to get 2. We add 1 to get 3, then multiply by 2 to get 6. This pattern continues with the rest of the numbers. However, the number "Three" does not fit this pattern. Therefore, "Three" is the number that does not belong in the series.
22.
John received $.41 change from a puchase in the drugstore.
If he received six coins, three of the coins had to be:
PENNIES - NICKLES - DIMES - QUARTERS - HALF-DOLLARS
Correct Answer
A. Pennies
Explanation
Since John received $.41 change and six coins in total, it is not possible for any of the coins to be worth more than $.41. Therefore, the only possible coin that could be included in the three coins is the penny, which is worth $.01. This means that the correct answer is pennies.
23.
John's mother sent him to the store to get 9 large cans of peaches. John could only carry 2 cans at a time. How many trips to the store did John have to make?
4 - 4½ - 5 - ½ - 6
Correct Answer
A. 4
Explanation
John could only carry 2 cans at a time, so he would need to make multiple trips to the store to get all 9 cans. Since he can only carry 2 cans per trip, he would need to make 9/2 = 4.5 trips. However, since he cannot make half a trip, he would need to round up to the nearest whole number. Therefore, John had to make 4 trips to the store.
24.
Mary was both 13th highest and 13th lowest in a spelling contest.
How many people were in the contest?
13 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28
Correct Answer
A. 13
25.
A fish has a head 9" long. The tail is equal to the size of the head plus one-half the size of the body. The body is the size of the head plus the tail."
How long is the fish?
27" - 54" - 63" - 72" - 81"
Correct Answer
A. 27¨
Explanation
According to the given information, the tail is equal to the size of the head plus one-half the size of the body. The body is the size of the head plus the tail. Therefore, the length of the body is 9" + (9"/2) = 9" + 4.5" = 13.5". The length of the tail is also 9" + (13.5"/2) = 9" + 6.75" = 15.75". Finally, adding the length of the head (9"), body (13.5"), and tail (15.75") together gives us a total length of 9" + 13.5" + 15.75" = 38.25". Therefore, the correct answer is 38.25", which is not one of the options provided.
26.
If Alex's son is my son's father, what am I to Alex?
Correct Answer
A. His grandfather
Explanation
If Alex's son is my son's father, that means my son is Alex's son. Therefore, I am the father of my son and Alex's grandfather.